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Ogden After Hours
Groovesect, Grandma’s Boy
Patrick Shuttleswerth Wants to Make You Deaf
Whores, Ossacrux, Room 101
Friday Nights At NOMA
Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Social Set, Eskimoses, The Local Skank
Foundation Free Fridays
TNM Presents: Stupid Time Machine
Big Easy Rollergirls Double Header
Nymphomaniac Volume 1
Crosby, Stills & Nash
HipHoptions Launch Party
TNM Presents: The Megaphone Show
Film Review: Kink
After one dismisses the splash and spank of its BDSM subject matter, James Franco produced Kink is simply a film with structural shortcomings. If you don't know what "BDSM" means, by all means drop the term in a search engine. You may not want to do this at work, with kids around, or at a library. The millions of hits that result demonstrate the popularity of the subject matter, but kink never saves or damns Kink. The way that the film is made does the latter.
Film Review: The Vivian Maier Mystery
If fine art has a consistent ancillary joy, it's finding great talent suddenly, in quantity. Five years ago, a number of storage locker hunters discovered photographer Vivian Maier. While the elderly Maier lay dying in a Chicago hospital, her life's work got divided a and auctioned off. Buyers wanted not her art, but her suitcases, clothes, the hope of finding hidden antiques. Maier had been a hoarder for decades. She stashe ad more and more items into storage lockers until she finally couldn't afford the bills. Her mental illness and penury are the only reasons she's now had a career ascent akin to Diane Arbus in the early seventies.
Film Review: Citizen Koch
Let's begin with a simple assertion: Citizen Koch is propaganda. Now the word "propaganda" has developed a pejorative aura. Decades ago, the word often tag-teamed with the adjective "Soviet." The incompetent authoritarian regime running the U.S.S.R. created media outlets whose content diverged so far from reality to become national jokes. Wheat yields would be declared record-breaking when collective agriculture failed so miserably malnourishment became epidemic.
NoDef Film Review: Case Against 8
There comes a point after you've seen another terrific documentary when you must wonder the point of reviewing other types of movies. I certainly could go see 22 Jump Street and probably write a bad review. Jonah Hill, after all, appears. He's the fourth guy falling down John Belushi Abyss (Farley, Candy) in my lifetime. And you would go see it anyway. The whole exercise is repetitive, expensive, pointless and frustrating - like American foreign policy. With The Case Against 8, however, we have things to discuss.
Today in New Orleans 2.09.14
Today, Champion Square is full of king cakes, live music, and family friendly activities for kids. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is playing at Anthony Bean Community Theater, and Shotgun Cinema is screening Let the Fire Burn, a documentary about the only instance of an American Mayor bombing his own city. On this date in 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the confederate states. Now, more to do this Sunday.
Filmmaker & Sex Worker Talks Documentary Filmed Partially in NOLA
American Courtesans tackles the sex industry from the workers' perspective, offering a diverse range of experiences. The documentary was filmed in New Orleans, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and a number of undisclosed locations.
'Shell Shocked' Doc Tackles NOLA Murder From Kids' Perspective
While many locals are enjoying New Orleans' growing economy and post-K resilience, entire communities still live in fear of violent crime. Last year alone, 193 people were murdered in the GNO, a number that seems incongruent with all of the rhetoric surrounding the city's recovery after The Storm. Shell Shocked: A Documentary about Growing Up in the Murder Capital of America, explores the city's notorious murder rate from the perspective of the children that live with it.
'Right Time, Wrong Place'
Documentary Project Unearths the Origins of New Orleans Punk Rock
Though it was never the headliner of the New Orleans music community, punk rock has been a player since the beginning of the music form in the late 1970s. Ryan Sparks catches up with a local documentary maker who's attempting to assemble the pieces of the local scene's raucous - and uniquely New Orleans - provenance.
Treme Life Premiers Tonight
Tonight, Treme Life, a film about New Orleans, premiers. Yes, NoDef knows that there is no shortage of NOLA movies these days, but we think this one is different. Director James Demaria is local, and talented. The Executive Producer is a man named Kermit Ruffins, and we hear he knows a little about the City of Dreams. Plus, the film will debut online at 5 PM tonight, and stay online for 24 hours.
If God is Willing
Lee's Latest Finishes Strong
After discussing Part 1 of Spike Lee’s documentary If God Willing and The Creek Don’t Rise with Tuesday morning there seemed to be a common theme.
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,
Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
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